The 7th Conference of the Joint Co-ordination Committee for the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle took place in southern Attapeu province of Laos on December 9.
Addressing the opening of the meeting, Lao Prime Minister Thongsin Thammavong called for closer co-ordination in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle area for effective economic development in the three countries and to cope with ongoing challenges.
He also called for more international community assistance to the area in future.
The conference acknowledged remarkable progress in the implementation of a memorandum of understanding on special preferential policies for the Development Triangle Area and the socio-economic development master plan for the Development Triangle area in the 2010-2020 period.
The conference emphasised the importance of enhancing co-operation among Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in security and foreign affairs and co-operation between CLV and development partners in clearing bombs and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) along with the development of human resources to boost the Development Triangle economies.
At the conference, Lao Minister of Planning and Investment Somdi Douangdy, Cambodian Minister of Trade Cham Prasidh and Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh adopted a co-operative agreement on the management and operation of the CLV Development Triangle website. They also signed a minute of the 7th conference of the Joint Co-ordination Committee for the CLV Development Triangle.
The 8th Conference of the Joint Co-ordination Committee for the CLV Development Triangle will be held in Vietnam next year.